Morning Watch - October 26
Oct 26, 2012
Listen, react: The Chicago Police Department is deploying new technology called ShotSpotter that "listens" for gunshots and pinpoints them to police on the ground, NBC 5 reports.
There's an idea: The Sun-Times' editorial board says it's an intriguing idea to allow businesses to pay police to work overtime, especially in tourist-heavy areas, but voices concern over burning out officers and entering a bidding war where more affluent areas can pay for more coverage.
ICE ICE baby: The Joliet city manager says he's in talks with a private prison firm to see if the city is a suitable site for a Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center, WBEZ reports.
This time it will be different: Cook County's new medical examiner promises things in the office will improve after stories of shoddy record keeping and stacked bodies surfaced early this year under the previous examiner, NBC 5 reports.
Sunshine state: CBS 2 reports authorities say former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell funneled money from the city to build a mini-mansion near Sarasota, Fla.
Probed: The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police suspends its president after a Tribune article detailed a criminal investigation into a police helicopter program he began.
Transparency try: A proposed bill would close a loophole that allows publicly funded nonprofits to shield financial arrangements their executives have with private management companies, the Tribune reports.
Poor return: The Illinois Teachers Retirement System made less than 1 percent on investments during the budget year that ended June 30, the State Journal-Register reports.